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    Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    http://www.microsoft.com/surface/

    I so want one of these looks fun

    Ross

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    they look expensive!!!!!
    but the fun possibilties could be endless!!!!

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    That looks well cool!

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    Cool !!

    Gimmy Gimmy

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    That is too good, i want one for my living room.

    Best start saving

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    but does it play pacman in cocktail mode?

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    Old school arcade games

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    Great website; it won't load saying I need flash 8 (I have flash 9), so here's a link to the story http://news.zdnet.co.uk/emergingtech...9287279,00.htm in case anyone else is in the same boat.

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    Great, now how do you reboot it when it gets a BSOD?

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    I have to say, if Microsoft produce a stable product from this then they will have been innovative here!

    Anyone seen the movie 'The Island' and think of the desk the Dr on that has?

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    Makes me think of Minority Report! (But no, I haven't seen The Island!)



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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    Quote Originally Posted by unixman
    Great website; it won't load saying I need flash 8 (I have flash 9), so here's a link to the story http://news.zdnet.co.uk/emergingtech...9287279,00.htm in case anyone else is in the same boat.
    You might not have flash9 - there are problems with the upgrade and sometimes even though 9 appears to have installed cleanly it hasn't. There is a flash removal tool on the Adobe web site - try removing flash and then reinstalling it.

    If you find out how to do this cleanly on a large number of machines, please can you let me know - we need to do it here :-) (It's worked fine on the student computers - probably because they are all the same image - but won't work on our staff computers!)

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    More General Chat forum I thinks but yeh its cool

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKh1Rv0PlOQ

    Microsoft. Innovative? I guess not on this occasion. Again.

    I remember seeing these kinds of demos two years ago by HP and others. It's actually gimmiky. I mean- what is the real application here? I rather think it has more to do with Microsoft's push into the new credit card territory than it does innovation in computing.

    Time will tell.

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    Re: Microsoft Surface (I want!)

    Quote Originally Posted by kingswood
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKh1Rv0PlOQ

    Microsoft. Innovative? I guess not on this occasion. Again.

    I remember seeing these kinds of demos two years ago by HP and others. It's actually gimmiky. I mean- what is the real application here? I rather think it has more to do with Microsoft's push into the new credit card territory than it does innovation in computing.

    Time will tell.
    Huh? MS started this project in 2001... That was from a couple of years ago.

    The real use here is getting rid of the methods of interfacing with computers that we currently have and replacing them with something more fluid and 'real world'.

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